It is a new year, and that means new problems in education, but more importantly, new opportunities to solve problems and work collaboratively. It could also mean innovations in teaching and student services.
Conflict and issues cannot be avoided, however, how we deal with them will set the tone for the year; so let us set the right tone now.
Pledge to not sweep issues under the rug, please pledge to deal with them head on in a meaningful way. Pledge to be a proactive solutions creator (not just a reactive provider). Pledge to spread optimism, not just rumors and negativity.
Lastly, pledge to put our students first, because everything we do is (or should be) about them.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam 2014